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Work Force

Labor Market Area
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  Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county‚Äôs county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.  

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Grant County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,056 11,624 879,490 913,326  
  Employed 10,517 11,061 843,794 873,475  
  Unemployed 539 563 35,696 39,851  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.9 4.8 4.1 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Grant County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.3 7.0 8.2 8.1  
  2013 7.4 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.5 5.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.4 4.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.9 4.1 5 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Grant County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,065 20.6  
  Commuting Out of County 7,965 79.4  
  Total Residents 10,030 100.0  
  Employees in Grant County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,065 45.2  
  Commuting Into County 2,499 54.8  
  Total Employees 4,564 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Grant County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$696$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7048311,017 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0751,124 
 Construction6519931,096 
 Manufacturing9851,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities598758852 
 Information1,0929441,829 
 Financial Activities7771,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services1,4028781,332 
 Education and Health ServicesN/A878911 
 Leisure and HospitalityN/A312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified449591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.